Information about enrolling, orientation + other helpful resources for new Hornets
Welcome to ESU, Hornet!
We are fired up at Emporia State University to have you on campus! This page is designed with new students in mind.
Parents + Guardians
Visit the next steps page and the supporting your student's success page for helpful information including tips for paying for college, financial aid, housing, scholarships and applying for FAFSA, the Stinger Success Program, counseling services and more.
TradPlus (Non-traditional students)
We know you may face different challenges as a TradPlus student. That is why we have TradPlus & Veteran Student Services embedded across departments of the university. We want you to know that you are not alone in your journey. Visit our TradPlus resources page for information on programs available to you and our orientation page.
Spring 2023 Academic Calendar
- March 20: Staggered enrollment for Summer/Fall 2023 begins (contact your advisor for your enrollment date)
- May 5: Last day of classes
- May 8-12: Final examinations
- May 12: Graduate Commencement, 6 p.m., White Auditorium
- May 13: Undergraduate Commencement, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., White Auditorium
- May 13: Residence Halls close for Spring 2023 Semester, 12 p.m.
Enrollment, housing, financial aid, Student Advising Center + textbooks
Enroll in classes at a Hornet Connection! You’ll learn more about what your life as an ESU Hornet will look like and meet with your academic advisor to get enrolled for your first semester at ESU!
Student Advising Center
Your advisor is an excellent resource. They'll help you enroll in classes, make sure you're on track to graduate on time, and so much more. Connect with them often.
We make it easy to live on campus. You'll have everything you need steps from your classes. Visit the residential life website for more about what you need to know before coming to campus.
Everyone should complete the FAFSA! If you haven't done so, you should apply for federal financial aid at fafsa.gov.
Apply for FAFSA
Office of Financial Aid
Financial aid can be complicated. But, our staff will make navigating the FAFSA, loans, work study and scholarships easy! Contact them with your questions.
Get help with financial aid
Take the time to get your student account set up so you can easily pay bills and set up payment options. You'll also find important dates and deadlines.
Payments + Payment Options
Student Life @ ESU
You're gonna love it! With more than 100 student organizations on campus and the Center for Student Involvement, you won't be bored at ESU. Getting engaged on campus is just as important for your resume as the degree you earn.
Sign up to reserve your space in one of the virtual e-Experience events (held during the summer before your first semester) where you'll get insider knowledge before coming to campus.
This orientation week is activity-packed! Join events, sessions and activities at the beginning of the fall semester and get to know fellow Hornets.
Get individual and personalized guidance from a peer as you navigate your first year at Emporia State University.
Health + Academic Resources
Student Wellness Center
The Student Wellness Center is your go-to place for your health! It offers health services and counseling services. Submit records for Measles, Mumps + Rubella and quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine before moving in the Res Halls. Send to ESU Student Health Center via this secure file upload or fax to 620-341-5045.
Student Accessibility and Support Services
SASS ensure students with documented disabilities have equal access to all the programs and services of Emporia State University.
ACES + the Writing Center offer class tutoring and writing help. You don’t have to struggle through those biology notes or agonize over that writing project on your own!
William Allen White Library
The William Allen White Library is more than just bookshelves. Find all the resources you need here, from digital articles to laptops for checkout to, yes, actual books to flip through.
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